Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 17:47
What critical factor is the single strongest predictor of group effectiveness? It isn't having stable team membership and the right number of people; nor having strong leadership with a vision that is clear, challenging, and meaningful; nor having well-defined roles and responsibilities. It isn't appropriate rewards, recognition, and resources. The number one key to team effectiveness is ...
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 21:42
Time matters. That’s why sometimes you need to schedule nothing. While this sounds counter-productive, Jeff Weiner, CEO at LinkedIn says it is crucial to schedule time to think, reflect, synthesize information, and just take a breath! It is the best way (even the ONLY way) to do your job effectively.
Friday, March 22, 2013 - 20:58
In The High Calling, J.B. Wood explains five career mistakes you could make if you don't understand the sacredness of your work and how God wants your work to be a ministry.
Friday, March 22, 2013 - 20:44
Could you survive without your phone for an entire day? In this Harvard Business Review Blog, Tiffany Shlain tells how her family takes a technology “day of rest” --no cell phones, computers, gps, iPads, etc. The benefits are many and worth pondering.
Friday, March 22, 2013 - 20:38
Is the Faith & Work movement just another Christian fad like the “WWJD” bracelets? Writing in The Gospel Coalition, Jeff Haaner warns that the movement could fade out if it is not integrated into the context of church. He gives pastors three ideas for forming vocational groups at church.
Friday, March 15, 2013 - 12:16
Many churches today have a stated “missional” mandate. But, are we really following the paradigm that Jesus set for His church? Bob Robertson suggests that we're missing the mark if we fail to teach a robust theology of vocation and empower people for their workplace mission field. Important reading for pastors and church leaders.
Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 13:27
This 9Marks’s Blog exhorts pastors to encourage those in their congregations to live Christianly in the workplace. He offers seven ways pastors can help people integrate their faith with their calling to the marketplace.
Monday, February 18, 2013 - 20:56
Intact families who are united in worship through their community of belief and send their children to schools that inculcate those values and beliefs, produce the best citizens for the polis and the common good. This article from the Witherspoon Institute explains why our society is producing fewer people capable of hard work, resulting in a slowly, permanently decelerating economy.
Monday, February 18, 2013 - 12:23
History: Founded in 2008 and called the first pastor
Denomination: Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)
Pastor: Erik Bonkovsky
Location: 1117 W. Franklin Street Richmond, VA
Attendance: around 200 adults
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 14:22
Have you stopped lately to thank God for the World Wide web? The Internet as a place where people use their God-given creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to create many benefits we enjoy. This post by Taylor Barkley reminds us what a privilege it is to have access to important information in the free world as opposed to closed counties where the government controls information and thus distorts reality for its people. Free access to information is important for human flourishing as well.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 20:32
Steven Berglas offers a secular psychological approach to handling difficult people. While his solutions could benefit from a biblical perspective, he identifies specific types of reactions to criticism which are beneficial to any executive.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 15:13
Ron Moore writes for Faith Village about the process of delegation and answers thought-provoking questions concerning effective and efficient delegation.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 19:52
"Restoring creation will require the Spirit-inspired work of building caring institutions and life-giving habits," writes James K. A. Smith in Cardus. Read this Calvin College philosophy teacher's perspective of redemption and our mission as God's co-creative culture-makers.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 11:16
Former Navy SEAL Brent Gleeson believes the difference between good and great leadership is loyalty. Gleeson brings his SEAL training about loyalty into his job as a business owner. Read his loyalty lessons that apply to business at Inc.com.